Support for Families Special Education Information & Resource Conference This Saturday, Mar. 18!

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Annual Support for Families Information and Resource Conference

A free conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals who work with them, and community members. Sponsored by SFUSD Special Education Services and SFUSD Community Advisory Committee for Special Education


Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 (limited virtual options available)


The theme and focus for this year's conference is Mental Health and Behavior with speakers and workshops on mental health supports, school avoidance and social regression, behavior support at school and many other disability specific topics as well as exhibitors providing community resources for families of children with disabilities. 

Featuring a Keynote from Dr Mary Bacon and a Lunchtime presentation from Nina G, comedian and disability advocate.  

Register today!

Conference Workshops

Session 1 - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SFUSD Classroom Placement & IEPs, Transition to Adult Services Panel Discussion, Mental Health Supports, Navigating Special Ed for Students of Color, Benefits of Inclusion & Universal Design for Learning, What to Do When You Disagree with an IEP (This workshop will be virtual)

Session 2 - 12:30-1:30 p.m.
IEP Related Services Overview, College & Career Panel Discussion, Parenting Support - School Avoidance and Social Regression, What to do when you disagree with an IEP, Literacy Strategies for Dyslexia, Healthy Sexuality for Teens with Disabilities (This workshop will be virtual)

Session 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Understanding Special Education Assessments, Conservatorship for Adults with Disabilities, Behavior Support at School, Healthy Sexuality for Teens with Disabilities, Autism Support & Resources, Mental Health Supports (This workshop will be virtual)

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See you at the conference this Saturday!